519 | To Thomas Gage

    Boston Dec 22 1766


    This day one Daniel Mingis1 of the 17th Regiment Capt Howards Company2 came to me & said that he had deserted from New York a month ago & that he came to surrender himself in hopes of pardon. I told him I had no power to pardon him; but that, as he had acted so ingenuously, I would recommend him for pardon. I thereupon desired Major Bayard3 to assist: & he undertook to subsist him in his return to New York. I have therefore to desire your favr that, as The Man has made me his Mediator, you would pardon him this Offence,4 which he sayes, is the first of the kind he has committed in many years Service.

    I am, with great truth & regard, &c,

    Major Genl Gage.

    not sent, the Man having deserted

    AL, LbC      BP, 5: 209.